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Playa del Carmen on board, signs Maya Train agreement

Last updated on December 30, 2020

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Playa del Carmen is among the first in the state to sign the land use program for the upcoming Maya Train project. The mayor of Playa del Carmen, Laura Beristain Navarrete signed the agreement Tuesday as did President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

The signed document means that the public policies of the municipality of Solidaridad are homologated in line with the Maya Train project, whose executing agency will be Fonatur.

Beristain Navarrete said that the project, which is promoted by the President of Mexico, through her signature will give order and legal certainty and employ thousands of families, while respecting the environment.

“This agreement is regional and I am very proud to be part of it. We will be guarantors that the law is complied with and the foundations are laid so that development around it is sustainable,” she stressed.

In its entirety, the construction of the train will generate approximately half-a-million direct and indirect jobs with an investment of approximately 120 billion pesos.

“The Maya Train will generate the economic reactivation that Solidaridad needs. For this reason, it is a priority project promoted by our president. It is a trigger for development for the Mexican southeast and it pays off a historical debt with the region and will open the peninsula to a number of development opportunities,” said Beristain Navarrete.

The (anticipated) Maya Train station at Playa del Carmen

Sixteen train stations will be built between the states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatán with the Playa del Carmen station being number 13.

Tulum mayor Victor Mas Tah signed agreement Sunday during the presidential visit.

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